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Daiya no A  
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It is a manga of high-school baseball. The main character, who starts as pitcher from a country middle school, gets teamed up with a catcher from a school with an elite baseball team. He decides to leave the countryside to attend the school that this catcher plays for...

Winner of the 53rd Annual Shogakukan Manga Award (2007) and the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Award (2010) for the Shounen category.


Related Series

Associated Names
Ace of Diamond
Ace of the Diamond
Daiya no Ace
Diamond no Ace

Groups Scanlating
Ace of Diamond Brigade
Baseball Manga
Clouds of the Blue Sky

Latest Release(s)
v.39 c.339 by Team Karaage 13 days ago
v.38 c.337-338 by Team Karaage 3 months ago
v.38 c.336 by Team Karaage 5 months ago
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Status in Country of Origin
47 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at 1st season Vol 1, Chap 1, 2nd season Vol 28, Chap 238
Ends at 1st season Vol 27,Chap 237, 2nd season Vol 46, chap 411

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (324 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.23 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 6th 2018, 3:29pm PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (9 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #609 increased(+53)
Monthly Pos #974 increased(+196)
3 Month Pos #1499 increased(+278)
6 Month Pos #1617 decreased(-23)
Year Pos #1705 decreased(-95)

List Stats
On 1713 reading lists
On 539 wish lists
On 132 completed lists
On 61 unfinished lists
On 286 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Ace of Diamond's 1st Part Ends over 3 years ago
Ace of Diamond Gets Anime This Fall over 4 years ago
ch40-50, what happens? over 5 years ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by naomi
April 15th, 2010, 1:16pm
This is good. Really good. One of the very few series that made me want more. I picked this up thinking it was just another typical sports series. In a way you can say that, but there's just something else about it that's so compelling... Maybe the anticipation in finding out how well the main character will do or in just seeing what he will achieve? Art is good, plot is average but the telling of the story? Awesome. Extra plus - it had me in laughter more than a few times. Definitely recommended.
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Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by pinUp
June 3rd, 2009, 6:42am
yeah so far i've read chapter 3,it's true the art is beautiful different than any other typical shounen manga.

and yeah,you're right JHax9999,manga like this always makes you curious of what happen next.....and this kind of mangaka is the best for story teller...remind me of onepiece, always makes me curious

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2009, 6:43am
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best baseball manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JHax9999
April 29th, 2009, 8:25am
The manga starts off with the main character crying and b*tch slapping 11 members of the opposing team, plus the Umpire. Haha! ...It was funny as hell and gave me a very good first impression.

As the plot picks up, it gets a lot better. I couldn't put it down. This has got to be one of the most exciting baseball manga I've ever read. The cast of characters are so unique and likable. Oh, and the art is very beautiful, too. Not sloppy or messy like many shounen manga. The lines are neat, and clean, and very detailed. I also like the main character a lot. I like that he's so simple and good-natured. His uncomplicated love for baseball, and his willingness to train hard to improve is really great to see.

The most frustrating thing about this manga is that every chapter ends on a really exciting cliffhanger. I had to download the raws to find out what happens next. Yeah, it's that addicting. If you like baseball, or sports manga in general, you've got to try this!

... Last updated on February 1st, 2010, 5:20pm
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Attention scanlators   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by modzquad
March 23rd, 2009, 8:44am
This manga is very funny, so far the plot is really good, in fact it could be up to par with major(another baseball manga) it has lots of volumes out in Japan , so I don't know why no1 is translating this great manga.

P.S the reviews are unfair , we need moar sports manga !!
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Great Manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Revelmonk
January 3rd, 2009, 8:33pm
Why such low reviews, this is a funny manga that made me laugh out loud more than a few times. The main character is not some whiny loser but heart warming person who loves baseball, although the supporting characters could be developed more this is a great manga with great art.
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